Stone Soup

byPaula Rego

Hardcover | October 1, 2014

Stone Soup by Paula Rego
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Full of the macabre touches and dark humor that have made Paula Rego's reputation, Stone Soup is a new version of the traditional Portuguese folktale by her daughter, the designer and writer, Cas Willing.
Typically read to children to encourage cooperation in times of scarcity, the fable has existed in numerous incarnations for centuries. We follow the efforts of a young female traveler in her attempt to save herself from starvation, persuading a suspicious townspeople to supply her with food for her mysterious Stone Soup. All of the thirteen watercolor and ink paintings are reproduced here, bringing together Rego’s expressive cast of figures amidst their troubled landscape.
Paula Rego (b. 1935) is the best-known and best-loved woman artist in Britain today. Rego was born in 1935 in Lisbon, Portugal and studied at the Slade School of Art. She was shortlisted for the Turner prize in 1989 and was awarded an Honorary Degree of Doctor of Letters by Oxford University in 2005.
Title:Stone SoupFormat:HardcoverProduct dimensions:32 pages, 8.5 X 6 X 0.4 inShipping dimensions:32 pages, 8.5 X 6 X 0.4 inPublished:October 1, 2014Publisher:Enitharmon PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1910392014

ISBN - 13:9781910392010

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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